Queensland has a rich natural legacy - an abundance of plant and animal species, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. Sadly, we’re also a state that has historically fallen well short when it comes to protecting that natural legacy for future generations.
Queensland has the highest rate of deforestation in the country and one of the highest rates of animal extinction in the world. We’re failing to do the basics when it comes to protecting our home - and we’re going to short-change our kids and grandkids unless we do more for Queensland’s wildlife and natural places.
Establishing a strong, independent environmental protection agency (EPA) is a much-needed first step to protecting this natural legacy. Queensland is the only state in Australia without an EPA and now is our opportunity to implement an independent agency with the authority needed to make the tough calls.
An EPA acts as a watchdog to enforce the laws that protect our natural places and wildlife. Without one, there’s no one to hold those who exploit the rules accountable.
Take Action in Two Easy Steps!
Right now, we need Queensland's decision-makers to know that an independent EPA for Queensland is vital!
- Print and fill out this template (or make your own) and tell us what Queensland's EPA needs to achieve.
- Post to social media with #QldEPA and tag (@) Meaghan Scanlon MP and your local MP. Check out what others are saying here!
CLICK HERE to watch a webinar on why Queensland needs an effective, independent EPA.
RSVP HERE to our EPA Day Picnic on 22 April 2023!
Find details for your State MP
Read the State Government's EPA Discussion Paper
Read the joint EPA submission, signed onto by 35 conservation groups from throughout Qld
Read the EDO's report on implementing independent EPAs